PG | | Animation, Adventure, Drama
A young boy and a girl with a magic crystal must race against pirates and foreign agents in a search for a legendary floating castle.
First film from Studio Ghibli since the opening of the studio in summer of 1985
Sheeta, can you make pudding? I *love* pudding!
Louis: I get to lick the spatula!
Henri: And I like chocolate cake with that... Oh, what's that frosting? It's kinda pink and swirly with...
Dola: Will you shut up?
Dola: Ah, what can I tell ya? They just really like dessert.
When Pazu sets off with Dola and her sons to rescue Sheeta from Muska and the army, he is wearing goggles that he had put on moments earlier. When they take off on their Flaptors, one moment the goggles are above Pazu's eyes, then a bit later on, as they rise into the air, they are covering his eyes, only to be back above his eyes again a bit later.
The end credits show the remains of the castle Laputa floating on Earth's orbit.
An earlier dub was commissioned by Tokuma (and quickly produced by an unknown studio in 1989) and was given a brief US theatrical run by Streamline Pictures. This earlier version was only voice-dubbed leaving all of the music and sound-effects in their original state. However, it also omitted the reference to "Gulliver's Travels". Reportedly, Carl Macek was disappointed with how this early dub turned out. The only official release this older dub has seen was on the Japanese Region 2 DVD (because at the time, Disney's dub was not yet ready to be released on DVD).
$1,315,182 (France) (17 January 2003)
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